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Old 06-02-2017, 03:34 PM
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Default Summer Slaw

this is one our absolute favs - especially in warmer weather.
stumbled across the "Summer Slaw" at the Giant deli counter years back. most of their non-sliced dishes are purchased in 5 gallon buckets, they just ladle it into bowls for display/sale.

the summer slaw is infrequently available, I asked when they would be getting it in - answer is: we make that here in house. in the course of the discussion two other shoppers chimed in with their requests. I asked the manager why they don't make it more frequently and got a "who cares" response. I can't wait for Wegman's to move in....

quite by accident tripped over a recipe here:
and it is a winner! see the pix.

  • 1 small head of cabbage (2lbs)
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 english cucumber, diced
  • few springs scallions
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt

my notes:
I presume this came out of the Amish community - most of their slaws are heavily sugared. 3T sugar is way too much for my tastes; I've reduced it to 1T

the English cucumber is a must - it's only slightly different, but it is different.

the first batches I have made with local big bulbed spring onions vs scallions - nice bite to them.

don't over thin the dressing - the salt draws some water out of the cabbage - I also use a light sprinkle of fresh ground pepper.

I add the milk to the mayo and whisk that smooth before adding the acids - use a good size bowl as it takes some vigorous whisking to get it to come together.

I also chop & add the tomato just prior to service - tomato can get soggy sorry if added to a whole batch which is not consumed in one sitting.

refrigerate; re-toss prior to service
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Default Re: Summer Slaw

I'm always trying different slaw recipes, since I'm kinda picky about my slaw.

This one looks great, C-man!

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Default Re: Summer Slaw

A couple of seafood places I frequent put sesame oil in their slaw and I can't stand it.

My wife's slaw is hard to beat.
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Default Re: Summer Slaw

Although I dislike (putting it mildly) my SIL, his aunt Linda's slaw is great! Especially because it isn't mayo based.

Linda's Slaw

1 medium cabbage, shredded OR 1/2 red cabbage + 1/2 white cabbage
OR 1-1/2 to 2 bags ready to use coleslaw mix
1 medium large onion, diced
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
4-5 carots, grated
One 8-oz jar chopped pimientos, drained
1 cup sugar, reserve 2 tblsp
1 cup cooking oil
1 cup vinegar
2 tblsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp celery seed

In large bowl, mix cabbage, onion, bell pepper, pimientos and 2 Tbsp sugar.

In saucepan, combine remainder of sugar, oil, vinegar, salt, dry mustard and
celery seed. Bring to a boil stirring frequently. Pour hot mixture over cabbage
mixture and mix well. Let cool, cover and chill for at least 24 hours. Good for
up to 10 days.
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cole slaw, summer slaw

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